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Eden Jon 29th Oct 2012 - 14:22

Capital One Cup Round Four - Opta

 

Capital One Cup Round Four - Opta Facts

Sunderland v Middlesbrough

 

  • This will be Middlesbrough's 11th away League Cup draw in a row. They have won six and lost four of the previous 10.
  • Middlesbrough and Sunderland have been drawn together three times in the League Cup, with Boro progressing on all three occasions (once after a replay and once over two legs).
  • Boro have won three and lost just one of the five League Cup games with the Black Cats.
  • Boro have won none of the last six meetings with Sunderland in all competitions, losing three and drawing three.
  • Sunderland have won two and drawn two of the last four trips to play Middlesbrough at the Riverside.
  • The Black Cats have not progressed past Round 4 of the League Cup since 2000-01.
  • Martin O'Neill has managed four teams who have reached the League Cup Final and won it on two occasions.
  • James McClean has scored three goals in his last two League Cup appearances.

 

Swindon Town v Aston Villa

 

  • Aston Villa and Swindon have met 11 times in all competitions, with the Robins wining just two and losing six.
  • Former Villa player Jim Collins has scored five goals in his last five League Cup appearances.
  • Darren Bent has scored four goals in his last six League Cup appearances.
  • Aston Villa have won 20 and lost just one of their last 22 League Cup matches against teams from outside the top two tiers.
  • The Robins have won just two of their last 12 home games in the League Cup (W2 D2 L8).
  • Villa have lost just one of their last six League Cup matches away from home.

 

Wigan Athletic v Bradford City

 

  • Jordi Gomez has scored six goals in his last nine League Cup appearances.
  • Mauro Boselli has scored four goals in his last four League Cup appearances.
  • Wigan and Bradford have met 24 times in all competitions with both sides winning nine games apiece.
  • Wigan have won eight and lost one of their last nine League Cup matches at the DW Stadium.
  • The Latics have kept nine clean sheets in their last 12 League Cup games on home soil.
  • Bradford have lost eight and won none of their last 10 League Cup matches away at top flight sides since beating Charlton in 1988.

 

Leeds United v Southampton

 

  • Ross McCormack has scored six goals in his last eight League Cup appearances.
  • Leeds have won five and lost one of their last six League Cup matches.
  • Leeds have not progressed beyond the Fourth Round of the League Cup since reaching the final in 1996.
  • Leeds' win over Everton ended a run of seven consecutive League Cup defeats at the hands of top flight opposition for the Whites.
  • Southampton have won five and lost one of their last six League Cup matches.
  • Southampton met Leeds in the first ever season of the League Cup in Round 4 and won by 5-4.
  • Leeds and Saints have only ever met twice in the competition, with Southampton progressing on both occasions, the second time in the 1978-79 semi-final over two legs.

 

Norwich City v Tottenham

 

  • Only one of the last nine meetings between Tottenham and Norwich in all competitions has ended as a home win.
  • Spurs have won six and lost none of the last seven trips to Carrow Road in all competitions.
  • Spurs and Norwich have played each other twice in the League Cup with Tottenham winning both ties, including the 1973 final.
  • Norwich have won none and lost nine of their last 12 League Cup matches against top flight opposition.
  • The Canaries have scored just five goals in their last 11 League Cup games against teams from the Premier League.
  • Spurs have been knocked out of the League Cup by the last three top flight opponents they have faced.

 

 

Liverpool v Swansea City

 

  • Danny Graham has scored four goals in his last five League Cup appearances.
  • Luis Suarez has three goals and four assists in four League Cup appearances.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last nine League Cup matches, though the first of those saw them eliminated on penalties against Northampton.
  • Swansea have failed to score in five of their last six matches against Liverpool in all competitions, but they did net one in their last meeting; a 1-0 win masterminded by current Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.
  • Liverpool have failed to score in three of their last four matches against Swansea, but won the other in that run 8-0 in the FA Cup.
  • The Swans have met Liverpool just once in the League Cup, losing 0-2 at Anfield in September 1968.
  • Swansea have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 18 League Cup away matches.

 

Chelsea v Manchester United

 

  • Chelsea and Manchester United have been drawn together three times in the past, with the Red Devils winning the two one off ties and Chelsea progressing over two legs with a home draw and an away win in the 2005 semi-final..
  • Manchester United have lost eight and won just three of their last 13 League Cup matches against top flight opponents on the road.
  • Javier Hernandez has scored in five of eight appearances against Chelsea in all competitions and in three of the last four.
  • Robin van Persie has scored six goals at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League more than any other player in the division's history.
  • Wayne Rooney has scored five goals in his last six appearances in all competitions against Chelsea.
  • Man Utd have won five and lost none of the last six matches against Chelsea in all competitions.

 

Reading v Arsenal

 

  • Reading and Arsenal have met twice before in the League Cup with the Gunners winning both games.
  • Arsenal have won all nine matches in all competitions played against Reading.
  • Andrey Arshavin has scored three goals and assisted six more in just seven appearances in the League Cup.
  • Theo Walcott has scored five goals in his last six League Cup starts.
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak has scored in both of his League Cup appearances.
  • Arsenal have made the quarter final of the League Cup in each of the last nine seasons, the longest consecutive run of any team in the history of the competition.
  • Reading have not failed to score in any of their last 14 League Cup matches - scoring 35 goals in that time.
  • Victory over QPR last time ended a run of nine League Cup games without a win against top flight teams (L5 D4) for the Royals.

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